Sunday, November 2, 2014

Why continue to juggle social media?


Kandra Ferguson, Sarah Porter and Menachem Kniespeck furthered the discussion on social media. I'm beginning to realize that I have only skimmed the surface in using social media to share my work with a wider audience. I only started using instagram two days ago but people have been using that interface as a way to share work for years. I've only just begun to use hashtags this week as well. After hearing so many people talk about how useful hashtags are, I'm finally taking the time to add them. Researching hashtags and using them to find people with similar interests is something I need to get better at.

I spoke with Caroline Moore and she wrote an article on Linked in that generated a huge spike in readers. Although I am signed up on linked in, I've never understood it's potential. With social media, I feel like I'm always expected to juggle multiple balls while more balls keep getting thrown in. The second this all becomes work rather than play, then I'll have to cut back.  In the mean time I continue to listen and learn at a glacial speed.

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